Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet is a popular diet based on the idea that humans are genetically adapted to the diet of our early ancestors who lived before the age of agriculture. Thus, the diet consists mainly of fish, grass-fed pasture raised meats, eggs, vegetables, fruit, fungi, roots, and nuts, and excludes grains, legumes, dairy products, potatoes, refined salt, refined sugar, and processed oils. This somewhat controversial diet has shown promise in a few small studies that examined weight loss and cardiovascular risks. A 2011 U.S. News and World Report comparison ranked the Paleo Diet among the worst diets for diabetes.

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Paleo Diet Reviews

Keeps glucose down

Pros: I sorta follow a paleo diet but I do have some dairy products. Sure keeps my glucose down.

Cons: None that I know of.

Overall: Good diet to control glucose

By Dayfly
I am liking it

Pros: Keeps processed foods out of my pantry I feel better Meals are simpler and easier to keep low carb

Cons: It can be expensive, specially if you are going organic Takes some time to adjust to a new pyramid of food thinking. Our standard food pyramid is built on grains, and these are absent from the paleo pyramid

Overall: I have not been on it a long time, so my experience right now is very minimal. But I don't understand how News and World Report can say that eating veggies, proteins and fruit is bad for diabetics. It really is not hard to do. Even eating out can be made to work. Just order a protein that is grilled or baked without crazy sauces on it and replace the starchy stuff for steamed veggies. There you go.

By GabbyPA